Ever wonder why we don’t see more growth-factor based therapies? Here’s why and what’s coming up in the pipeline.
Growth factors influence key renewal and repair activities in all tissue types. Ever wonder why we don’t see more growth-factor based therapies? Getting these regenerative powerhouses to work the way we want them to is trickier than you might think. This quick overview will give you some background and history on this class of proteins and development challenges, introduce the marketed drugs in this class, and discuss recent developments attempting to adapt these proteins for their best regenerative use. Strategies covered in detail include local delivery and biomaterials for this purpose.